UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed categorical condemnation of the orchestrated coup in Gabon. In a call for restraint and dialogue, he underlines the importance of preserving fundamental freedoms and calls on security forces to protect the physical integrity of the president and his family.
Gabon is in the grip of a crisis situation marked by a coup d’état which overthrows President Ali Bongo. Like several international authorities, the Secretary General of the UN, Antonio Guterres, strongly condemned this military coup in a strong statement. His spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, announced that the UN chief “strongly condemns the ongoing coup attempt» and called on all actors involved to exercise restraint and encourage dialogue.
Antonio Guterres expressed his concern about the election results announced in a context where serious violations of fundamental freedoms have been reported. He made it clear that the current coup attempt was in no way a solution to the post-election crisis. This declaration underlines the UN’s commitment to maintaining peace, democracy and respect for human rights.
The Secretary General also called on the security forces to guarantee the physical security of the President of the Republic and his family. This declaration aims to prevent any violence against the country’s legitimate leaders and maintain stability in an already tense situation.
” Makes some noise “
As a reminder, soldiers led by the head of the presidential guard overthrew President Ali Bongo, a few minutes after he was declared victorious in the presidential election. Placed under house arrest, Ali Bongo called on the people to help. ” Makes some noise “, did he declare. While Russia and China refrained from condemning this military coup, saying they followed with concern the events taking place in Librevielle, France and the African Union went far in their declaration, firmly condemning the act putchists.